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How to use terra sigillata in a sentence
This powder is brought into Europe under the name of terra sigillata Lemnia.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
At one time it was popular over western Europe under the name terra sigillata.
It thus became known as terra sigillata, and was an article of apothecary commerce down to the last century.De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
Besides the ordinary terra sigillata with figures produced in moulds we find other methods of decoration employed.
British Dictionary definitions for terra sigillata
rare a reddish-brown clayey earth found on the Aegean island of Lemnos: formerly used as an astringent and in the making of earthenware pottery
any similar earth resembling this
earthenware pottery made from this or a similar earth, esp Samian ware
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